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City starts selecting travel ambassador

The 2015 Hangzhou Ambassador Global Travel campaign started mass selection of ambassadors globally as from May 15. A local family will chosen to travel with an American family to seven countries in Asia, Europe and America this summer to promote...

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Putting a modern twist on ancient art form

CHINESE calligraphy is not just an old art with rigid ancient rules. It can be modern and reflect an avant-garde spirit in multiple art forms. Its contemporary image is now on display in a Hangzhou gallery exhibiting the works of...

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Ma backs female entrepreneurs

The rapid development of new technology and the widespread use of the Internet will help more Chinese women to become entrepreneurs, a conference packed with famous names was told on Wednesday. However, they will face more difficulties than their male...

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Banquet redlines

Discipline inspection authorities in many local regions have drawn up detailed lists of banquets and business dinners that officials should not attend as part of the anti-graft campaign. The Hangzhou discipline inspection commission in East China’s Zhejiang province requires civil...

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Milonga: Tango Dance Party

Taste the cultural flavors of Argentina, with Hangzhou’s first authentic ‘MILONGA:’ Tango Dance Party. From Los Angeles, Michael Nice, Hangzhou’s dance teacher Jasmine Lyu, and La Patagonia Argentina born chef Arturo Garcia. You are welcome to join us for a...

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It’s all in the frame at photography exhibit

A farmer volunteered to compile a dictionary of his dialect, a man repaired bicycles for free every weekend, and a woman saved several lives by donating her rare blood type. Commoners can indeed do extraordinary things. The photo series “One...

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3 killed, 4 injured at demolition site yesterday

Three workers died and four were injured when a five-floor building they were demolishing collapsed without any sign yesterday around 6:40am in Sanjiao Village of Yuhang District. There were 12 workers at the site. Four were injured by falling debris...

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Global conference on Internet and women entrepreneurs

Jessica Alba, founder of Los Angeles, US-based The Honest Company, speaks at the Alibaba Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship held in Hangzhou yesterday. More than 800 women entrepreneurs attended the two-day conference to discuss opportunities for women created by...